Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

blog 3/17/2021

As part of our outreach efforts on the Florence-Firestone Transit-Oriented District Specific Plan, planners from the project team joined five 8th grade history classes at Charles Drew Middle School to provide an overview on the specific plan project and TOD planning concepts to over 90 students. The project team went over the Florence-Firestone Transit-Oriented Planning Guide and Community Feedback Worksheets and also developed a simple survey to gather the students’ opinions on some project ideas. Through the survey responses, 31 students shared their ideas on which types of homes and businesses they would like to see in the community, and what types of mobility improvements would help them get around more easily. Based on their feedback, the students favor multi-family housing (fourplexes and duplexes), and would like more entertainment, restaurants, and traffic lights in the community. Learn more about their responses here: http://bit.ly/FFTODMiddleSchool.


The project team recently hosted the Florence-Firestone Community Orientation Webinar on February 18, 2021, where we shared a status update on the FFTOD Specific Plan, presented draft land use concepts, and responded to various questions and concerns raised by attendees. The PowerPoint presentation, meeting recording, and meeting notes are available by looking under the “Events” tab (https://planning.lacounty.gov/fftod/events).

During the webinar, we also went over the Transit-Oriented Planning Guide (English, Spanish) and Community Feedback Worksheets (English, Spanish). The goal of these materials is to share information on terms commonly found in transit-oriented planning and specific plan documents and to receive community feedback on potential standards. If you would like to help us distribute printed copies of these materials, please feel free to send us a message at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), and include how many copies in English or Spanish you or your organization would like, and a location for drop-off.

Over the next few weeks, we will continue to prepare the Specific Plan and get ready for the environmental review, as we work on the following efforts:

  • Further refine land use concepts and zoning standards;
  • Prepare the NOP/Initial Study, which will be released for public review from March 15, 2021 to April 14, 2021. Final documents will be available in the “Documents” tab above (https://planning.lacounty.gov/fftod/Documents).
  • Prepare for the EIR Scoping Meeting on March 25, 2021, 5:30pm– 7:00pm
  • Host online office hours between March 15 and April 14 for community members to provide feedback and ask questions.


On October 7, 2020 we hosted a Town Hall for Florence-Firestone with sponsorship from the Florence-Firestone/Walnut Park Chamber of Commerce. We shared information on projects that will impact the Florence-Firestone and received community feedback. The event included presentations on the LA County FFTOD Specific Plan, the LA County Green Zones Program, the LA County Housing Element Update, and the City Slauson Corridor Transit Neighborhood Plan LA.

Meeting notes and presentations from the Town Hall are available in the “Events” tab above. (http://planning.lacounty.gov/fftod/Events). A recording of the event is also available on the LA County Department of Regional Planning Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=708104283128862.

As part of our engagement efforts, please take 5 minutes to participate in our online mapping activity for Florence-Firestone. We want to hear about your experience getting around the Florence-Firestone Community. Available in Spanish [http://bit.ly/FFTOD2020Spanish] or English [https://bit.ly/FFTOD2020]! The mapping activity will be online until November 20, 2020.


Welcome to the Florence-Firestone Transit Oriented District Specific Plan site! The project team has officially kicked-off the initial phases of the plan development, which includes an Existing Conditions Analysis, a Market and Real Estate Study, Mobility Needs Study, Infrastructure Study, Equity Study, and Civic Art and Urban Design Study.

Be sure to stay tuned for more and to learn how you can get involved. Send us an email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to sign up for future events and updates.

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